Cards for Humanity club holds bake sale

Student members of the Cards for Humanity club held a card and bake sale Nov. 14 to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Child Life Program. The club leaders, Brigid Cawley ’18, Chronicle illustrator Anna Gong ’18 and Vivian Lu ’18, said they decided to support the charity after they became junior ambassadors […]

Faculty attends professional growth day

Faculty from both the middle and upper school campuses attended Understanding by Design’s daylong workshop Nov. 11 to learn about the most effective way to plan a lesson. Understanding by Design is an organization that focuses on creating a standardized curriculum constructor model that improves communication between teachers when planning lessons. “I’ve known about the […]

Student volunteers hold daycare for faculty, staff

Ten student volunteers watched 19 children of faculty and staff members during the Faculty Professional Growth Day on Nov. 11. Students did not attend school Friday, as the school day was designated for faculty development. The babysitting program allowed teachers the opportunity to take breaks during the day with their children and also relieved the […]

Facebook argument erupts over Breitbart News

After Head of External Relations Ed Hu shared the New York Times article  featuring Alexander Marlow ’04, the current editor-in-chief of the Breitbart News Network, on Facebook, alumni commented on the post and disputed whether the school should have called attention to the alumnus’s role at the publication as an accomplishment. Commenters argued over the difference […]

Website ranks school statewide, nationally

Niche.com named Harvard-Westlake the best private high school in California and the fourth best in the nation for 2017. According to the website, the rankings were calculated based on several factors, with the most weight on standardized testing scores, top colleges score and enrollment and cultural diversity.  Harvard-Westlake was given an A+ on their rating scale […]

Commons addresses divisions due to election

Hoping to rally the community together after students and faculty alike reacted with shock and fear to the results of the election, President Rick Commons sent an email to the student body addressing ways in which the school can remain united in a time of division. “While it is important for us to welcome thoughtful political […]

Club holds election watch party

Students and faculty gathered in Ahmanson Lecture Hall to watch the election results come in after school Nov. 8. The event was run by the Junior State of America club and the AP United States Government and Politics classes. Attendees discussed the results as they watched the election unfold through the CNNgo live broadcast. Students […]

Students discuss presidential race, participate in mock election

To promote interest among the student body for the upcoming presidential election, Kutler Center courses each dedicated a class period to discussing the election the week of Oct. 30. “With this election project we wanted to stimulate awareness and excitement for the election in two weeks time,” Middle Eastern Studies teacher Dror Yaron said. “We […]

First Coffeehouse to be held later this month

Students will perform in the first Coffeehouse of the year after school Nov. 28 in the Chalmers Lounge. The event typically includes 15 to 20 acts with one to four performers per act. Performances can include songs, poetry and stand up comedy. All students have the opportunity to perform, and sign up sheets will be released in […]

Chemistry class sets off fire alarm

A sophomore in Chemistry prompted a fire alarm seventh period due to a mistake in a lab. In an experiment testing the melting points of various chemicals, the student left chemicals on a Bunsen burner for too long, causing a large flame. The alarm lasted for a few minutes, and students gathered on the Ted Slavin […]

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